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(September 8, 2014)
This week will be a busy week with Sheridan Football. Monday night there is a Junior Varsity Game at Benton at 6:00 p.m. Also Monday night, the 7th Grade Plays 2 games versus L.R. Mills starting at 5:15 here in Sheridan. Tuesday night at 5:30 p.m. here in Sheridan, the 8th Grade B Team plays Hot Springs Lakeside in a B game starting at 5:30 p.m. Then Thursday night the 8th and 9th Grade Stingers go to L.R. Mills to play at 5:15 and 7:00 p.m. Friday night at 7, the High School is at Arkadelphia.
Opening night for us was a great atmosphere. Nothing like a big crowd that is loud and "into" the game. We appreciate all the fans that came out to support us
Dakota Stone was our "Farm Bureau" player of the game versus McClellan. He graded out highest among our offensive linemen and had 9 knockdowns. There were several that played well on offense and defense that were deserving.
First defensively, we played well, especially in the second half. We not only shut them out but came up with two big turnovers that swung the momentum of the game. Coach Owens, Bradley, and Brock made excellent half-time adjustments that made a difference in the second half. Players that played well were Chris Wheeler (Will LBer) with 8 tackles, 2 assists, and 2 tackles for losses. Brady Bibb (Free Safety) had 5 tackles and 3 assists. Lucas Seller, a Sophomore, had 8 total tackles and one recovered fumble and played the best among our defensive linemen. He was a pleasant surprise to play that well as a sophomore. The best thing the defense did was run to the football and did not give up a long pass or run.
Offensively, we were pleased that we didn't have any turnovers and only two penalties for 15 yards. I was especially pleased with that! I already mentioned Dakota Stone. Other offensive linemen that played well were Jacob Atnip who had 12 knockdowns and Teddy Hughes with 13 knockdowns. Eli Anderson, fullback had 22 carries for 82 yards, Brockton Brown, slot had 7 carries for 66 yards and 3 touchdowns, and Camden Blair led all rushers with 90 yards on just 4 carries and a touchdown. Chris Burton played well at wide out and slot and had one excellent run that was called back due to a penalty. Dustin Reid did a nice job of running the offense and making the correct reads. We averaged 6.3 yards per rushing attempt. We had 251 rushing yards for the game.
Obviously with a win you are always happy. But we were especially pleased that we thought we looked like a football team with our execution, effort, and poise.
Unfortunately, we don't get to celebrate past Saturday. We go to Arkadelphia Friday night and they look just like they have in previous years. They are big, fast, strong, and very athletic. We will know a lot more about our team after Friday night. The last two years they have "Mercy Ruled" us. I will be very disappointed if this game does not go down to the wire with either team having a chance to win it in the fourth quarter. Their Head Coach is J.R. Eldridge. JR grew up with my oldest son and played sports together and grew up together. He is a class young man and an excellent coach and person.
Well, it will be a very busy week. Hope you can make all the games, and especially make it to Arkadelphia Friday to support the Yellowjackets.
Thanks for your support.
Head Football CoachSheridan High School